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Greitens' lawyers want to publicly question witnesses

Greitens' lawyers want to publicly question witnesses

May 16th, 2018 by Associated Press in Missouri News

Attorneys representing Gov. Eric Greitens speak Wednesday to members of the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight during a meeting.

Photo by Tim Bommel/Missouri House Communications

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens want to be able to publicly question a woman with whom he had an affair, as well as any other witnesses whose testimony could be used to try to impeach him.

Lawyers representing Greitens' office engaged in a sometimes tense and confrontational discussion Wednesday with members of a special House committee that has been investigating allegations against Greitens.

The attorneys want the House to establish rules allowing them to call and cross-examine witnesses during a special legislative session that is to begin Friday.

House committee members said they, too, want a public hearing process that gets to the truth. They want Greitens to testify, which he so far has not done.

Until now, the committee has taken witness testimony in secret.

Update: House 'Greitens' committee talks special session procedures